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4 Reasons Why Fasting Might Not Be Helping You Get Closer To God

4 Reasons Why Fasting Might Not Be Helping You Get Closer To God

Fasting is a spiritual discipline often overlooked. I don’t hear much about traditional fasting in church, though I have heard things like, “I’m going on a social media fast,” or “I’m going on a sugar fast.” And there’s nothing wrong with those. But the ancient practice of depriving oneself of food for extended periods of time, though gaining traction in the fitness world, is losing its place in the standard American Christian faith. But fasting can teach us how to get closer to God on several different levels.

Embrace This Season

Embrace This Season

It’s just a few days before the first official day of Summer as I sit on our couch, writing this post.  The weather has been a hot topic of discussion as my friends from coast to coast have commented on how it still feels like winter.  Today it’s actually drizzling here, rain spotting the ground and outside my window one of our trees is steadily dropping its leaves. It reminds me of how life is, how sometimes even though we’re ready for the sun to shine, cold winds blow and storm clouds continue to loom.

He Turned My Misery Into My Ministry

He Turned My Misery Into My Ministry

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a wife and mother.  Like most little girls, I played house and would name and care for all my dolls.  Even before I met my husband, I built my life around having children, but God had other plans.